Out on tour there are a lot of tough par three’s where if a player finds the green and makes a par, they are more than happy.

This year at the KIA Classic, Pro V1x loyalist Brittany Lincicome was looking to do just that on the sixth hole.

“This green is super small, so anything anywhere near the green is a really good shot,” said Lincicome.

“So when I stepped up to it, it was just get it on the green make our par and go to the next hole.”

Well instead of walking away with a par, Lincicomoe sent her Pro V1x flying exactly 175-yards for a hole-in-one and her most memorable shot of 2012.

See what Brittany had to say in the video above and check out some other Team Titleist Shots of the year below. 

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Zach Johnson Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition

Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson's victory at John Deere Classic turned out to be anything but routine.

After four rounds of solid play at TPC Deere Run, Zach, the local favorite, found himself in a playoff with fellow Pro V1x loyalist Troy Matteson. On the first playoff hole, both players found the water and ended up making bogeys to force another hole of sudden death.

While Troy found the middle of the fairway with his tee shot, Zach ended up in a fairway bunker with 195 yards left to the hole.

“I hit a 6-iron, just a good full backswing with an abbreviated follow through. And just tried to get down on the golf ball,” said Johnson. "It landed middle of the green, maybe towards the back third… and released obviously quite a ways after it ricocheted off the bank.”

Once his Pro V1x settled, Zach sent his putt to the bottom of the cup to capture the title and cap his most memorable shot of 2012.

“When you had to execute a shot in a difficult circumstance, especially when your opponent is in the middle of the fairway. That’s the one that stands out,” said Johnson.

Watch the above video to hear Zach’s take on the shot.

Stay tuned for our next installment of the Team Titleist 2012 Shots of the Year and check out some of the earlier highlights below.

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition

Team Titleist Sweepstakes Winners!

We had a great response to our Team Titleist Prize Package sweeps this week and ten lucky members have each won:

  • a dozen Team Titleist logoed Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls
  • a pair of Team Titleist alignment sticks
  • a Team Titleist mug
  • and a Team Titleist cap

We'll have more opportunities to win great prizes with Team Titleist early in the New Year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Congratulations to our ten winners, who were:

  • Stephen Smith
  • James Broadley
  • Nigel Phillips
  • Paul McDonnell
  • Allan Muir
  • Tony Fentiman
  • Michael Hunt
  • Brian Mushens
  • Greg Kemsley
  • Alan Bannister

We recently caught up with Titleist Advisory Staff Instructor Jason Floyd of The Jason Floyd Golf Academy, based at Villa Padierna in Marbella in Spain, to capture more tips, drills and instruction to help Team Titleist members work on their games.

As well as running his academies in Spain (two in Madrid in addition to the base in Marbella), Jason has coached players on all of the world's major professional tours and was this year granted the status of PGA Fellow Professional.

Jason takes an holistic approach to coaching - including the areas of swing efficiency, physical conditioning, custom fitting, short game, mental development, course management and tournament preparation, to name but a few!

We also caught up with Mike Wood, the Fitness & Performance Director at the Jason Floyd Golf Academy, to look at some flexibility and exercise drills that could be considered as part of your supervised fitness plan. Similarly, Mike has worked with golfers at all levels to help them maximise performance through a combination of movement, golf biomechanics, functional training and sport performance.

In this first drill, Jason looks at how to promote better ball striking by reducing over-swinging. To view the video, either click here or on the video above.

Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a mix of tips and drills from Jason and Mike focusing on shot techniques and on physical preparation. We hope you enjoy!

On the PGA Tour, there might not be a more difficult test of nerves than coming down the stretch on a Sunday, in contention, trying to hold off the 70-plus players battling for the spot atop the leader board, all while trying to win your first tournament.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner spoke to Team Titleist about what was running through his mind as he faced that kind of challenge earlier this year at the Zurich Classic.

After hitting his tee shot into the water, Dufner steadied his nerves, walked up to his Pro V1 golf ball with a Vokey wedge in hand and landed his approach shot 50 feet from the hole.

While he admits to having some less-than-positive thoughts initially running through his head, that all changed as he stepped up to his 50 footer.

“It just happened to be in a spot that I had been in previously the year before. Pretty similar, probably within probably two paces of where I putted from the year before,” said Dufner.

“I made the putt the year before and for whatever reason I knew that put was going to go in on that 16th hole.”

That shot ended up being the difference maker for Dufner. He made it into the playoff and went on to win the tournament to secure his first career victory on tour and kickstart a season that included two wins, eight top-10 finishes and 21 cuts made in 22 tournaments.

Hear more from Jason in the video above and stay tuned for even more Team Titleist Shots of the Year.

And don’t forget to check out the earlier installments below.

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

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